In this series, TheHardTackle will cover some of the most legendary but often forgotten figures of Indian Football. There are players, coaches or administrators who have made a difference to Indian football in their lifetime but are not known to football fans in the current era. In Part-1, we pay homage to Syed Abdul Rahim, 'Rahim Saab' to his players, the architect of modern football in India.

Based on the current situation, it’s hard to believe that there was a period when India was one of the strongest teams in Asia. On the eve of the Asian Games 2010, TheHardTackle pays tribute to India's former greats and brings you a special featured article about India's exploits in the Asiad.